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  • India's first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday inaugurated India's first bullet train project ? a $19 billion line in the home state of Indian leader Narendra Modi intended to revitalise the country's vast but dilapidated network...

    The line, using Japanese trains and technology, will link Ahmedabad to India's financial capital Mumbai and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023...

  • India ready to kick-start first bullet train project

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will break ground on India's first bullet train project on Thursday in western Gujarat state, as the country seeks faster travel for millions...

    Modi has pledged to invest billions of dollars to modernise India's creaking railway system, with the bullet train one of his key election promises ahead of his landslide victory in 2014...

  • Japan poised to win India's bullet train deal: Nikkei

    TOKYO: Japan is expected to win the right to construct India's first bullet train, after losing an Indonesian high-speed rail deal to China, the Nikkei business daily reported on Tuesday...

    11 billion in loans to construct India's 980bn rupee fast train, according to the report...

  • Japan offers India soft loan for $15bn bullet train in edge over China

    NEW DELHI: Japan has offered to finance India's first bullet train, estimated to cost $15 billion, at an interest rate of less than 1 per cent, officials said, stealing a march on China, which is bidding for other projects on the world's fourth-largest network...

    Last month China won the contract to assess the feasibility of a high-speed train between Delhi and Mumbai, a 1,200km route estimated to cost twice as much...

  • Japan’s PM inaugurates bullet train project in Modi’s home state

    AHMEDABAD: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday inaugurated India’s first bullet train project — a $19 billion line in the home state of Indian leader Narendra Modi intended to revitalise the country’s vast but dilapidated network...

    The line, using Japanese trains and technology, will link Ahmedabad to India’s financial capital Mumbai and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023...

  • Man kills himself, woman on bullet train

    TOKYO: A man set himself ablaze on board a moving bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and a woman, in an unprecedented incident on a network with an enviable safety record...

    Several other passengers were hurt after the man doused himself in flammable liquid and sparked a cigarette lighter at the front of the train as it hurtled through the countryside around 70 kilometres southwest of Tokyo...

  • Fatal fire on Japan's airtight bullet train exposes lapses

    TOKYO: A fatal fire on Japan's bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record...

    Windows cannot be opened, and doors open only when the train fully stops, which takes several minutes...

  • Rediscovering live cricket commentary on radio

    IT was a great surprise and a greater pleasure to rediscover the live cricket commentary during the recently concluded Pakistan Cup...

    The well-organised tournament staged under the auspices of the PCB in Faisalabad will be remembered for two events — revival of live cricket commentary by Radio Pakistan and the utter disregard of the spirit of cricket and the laws of this great game by Younis Khan, the celebrated Pakistan batsman... ...

  • Pakistan, India can’t live as enemies, says PM

    ZHOB: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited India to hold dialogue with Pakistan on all issues, saying the two countries cannot live as enemies...

    “Pakistan and India will have to resolve all issues amicably and in a comprehensive way,” he said while addressing a foundation stone-laying ceremony for the western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project here on Wednesday...

  • ‘Pakistan can’t afford bullet trains’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cannot have bullet trains, even though this was one of the ruling party’s election promises, Khawaja Saad Rafique told the National Assembly on Tuesday...

    We should consider the 160kmph train under CPEC as a bullet train...

  • Abandoned wife ordered to live with male neighbour in India

    NEW DELHI: A village council in northern India allegedly ordered a woman, whose husband ran off with their neighbour's wife, to live with the abandoned man or pay him compensation, police said Tuesday...

    Read: Indian woman gang-raped on kangaroo court orders“The woman was not present in the khap meeting but she complained to us that she has been asked to pay money or live with Rajendra,” local police officer Sanjay Kumar told AFP... ...

  • Controversy over Smith's India T20 live chat

    SYDNEY: The use of on-field microphones by players in Twenty20 matches came under fire Wednesday after star Australian batsman Steve Smith lost his wicket while commentating during a game against India...

    Smith was answering questions from broadcaster Channel Nine's commentators while he was in the middle with Aaron Finch as Australia chased down India's 188 runs during Tuesday's match at Adelaide Oval...

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